Board of Directors

The thirty-eight members of the Leadership Northeast Board of Directors provide direction and recommendation on policy, activities and content for all LNE operations, including its six programs. Consisting entirely of Leadership alumni, these dedicated volunteers contribute their time, talent and treasure toward the ongoing progress and growth of our organization.  Their experience, vision and support make the organization’s efforts possible.


Lissa Bryan-Smith, Chairperson
Chief Administrative Officer, Geisinger

James A. Brogna, First Vice-Chair
Vice President, Strategic Partnership Development, Allied Services

Terri Morgan, Second Vice-Chair
Banking Officer, M & T Bank

Melissa Wolf, CPA, Secretary/Treasurer
Senior Manager, Baker Tilly

Donald Brominski, Executive Committee
Director of Business Development, UGI Utilities Inc.

Brian Stahl, Esq., Executive Committee
Partner, Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC


Phil W. Amend, Chair, LNE Advisory Council
Vice President, One Source HR Solutions

Andrea L. Caladie, CPA, Chairperson
Partner, Baker Tilly

Joseph Calore, Chair, LNE Alumni Council
Director of Weatherization, Commission on Economic Opportunity

Board of Directors:

John Augustine
Penns Northeast

Robert M. Belza
Vice President of Corporate Partnerships
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Eric Bleiler, CPA/PFS, CFP
Northeast Advisors, Inc.

Rebecca Brominski
Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
Luzerne County Community College

Kieran Casey, Esq.
Rosenn, Jenkins and Greenwald, LLP

Ida Castro, Esq.
Vice President for Social Justice & Diversity
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Gerard Champi
President & CEO

Robert M. Chepalonis
General Manager
Martz Trailways

Cassandra Coleman
PA Commission for the U.S. Semiquincentennial

Kevin Engleman
District Manager
Wells Fargo Bank

Kathleen A. Foley
Vice President of Student Affairs
Misericordia University

Karen Friar
Chief Financial Officer
Benco Dental

Jack Jones
Regional President
Luzerne Bank

Jackie Kendzor
Director of Human Resources
Berkshire Hathaway GUARD

Stacey Kile
Sales Operations Manager
Geisinger Health Plan

Dan Landesberg
Associate Vice President, Clinical Operations
Geisinger Northeast

Michael A. Lombardo
Mayor, City of Pittston
Director of Development & Marketing, Quad Three Group, Inc

Monica Marshalonis
Human Resources Director

James Martin
Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame

Frederick A. Pettit, Esq.
Vice President, Institutional Advancement
King’s College

Nicole Strauser
Director of Operations

Jennifer Stull, Esq.
Vice President & Wealth Management
PNC Bank

Wico Van Genderen
President and CEO
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry

Rachel Wiernusz
Mortgage Consultant
Community Bank, N.A.

Carl Witkowski, III
Executive Vice President, Chief Relationship Manager
Group Capital, LLC

Michael Wood
Special Assistant to the President, External Affairs
Wilkes University

John Zemetro
Director, Remittance Processing & Document Management

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